The United States has the largest, most expensive, most internationally-dispersed military the world has ever seen. The United States spends about as much on what it still teasingly calls “defense” as the rest of the world combined. But you knew that. What you didn’t know is that it isn’t big enough!
“[T]he American military is too small, not simply for the challenges we face today, but also as an appropriate hedge against future dangers” say 21 members of the U.S. Senate, who have sent a letter to President Bush urging him “to include funding for an expanded active duty Army and Marine Corps in your budget request.”
Among those 21 Democrats signing the letter are John Kerry, Ted Kennedy, Hilary Clinton, Dianne Feinstein, Joseph Biden, and Joseph Lieberman.